The fifth annual Wine, Women & Shoes South Florida had a record-breaking year raising over $700,000 for the children and families at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The event was presented by designer shoe label Sergio Rossi, and included a bazaar with designer items—including lots of shoes—and a live runway show from Oscar Carvallo that brought down the house.
Seven-time Emmy Award-winner, Maggie Rodriguez, served as emcee and the event included a fashion show by Oscar Carvallo Paris who debuted his Fall/Winter 2016 collection and latest avant-garde designs, garnering a standing ovation from the crowd. The presentation of the couture designer was extra exciting as Carvallo has a new boutique in Miami’s Design District.
“This year’s event was indeed record-breaking, and I cannot thank our chairs, Criselda Breene and Carola Pimentel, enough. Their support truly helped gather our community’s most charitable and fashionable women all under one roof for a great cause,” said Lucy Morillo, president & CEO, Miami Children’s Health Foundation.
More than 700 ladies enjoyed wine tastings, a luxurious silent auction, and shopping at the exclusive marketplace featuring unique local boutiques. One lucky guest, Jordan Claure, won the “Key to the Closet” special drawing, featuring a Chopard ‘Happy Sport’ white gold and diamond women’s watch valued at $19,770.
During a special moment at the event, Alessandra, a Nicklaus Children’s patient and guest of honor, shared her inspirational story. Alessandra was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 10 and has undergone a series of treatments, including a painful surgery, to overcome her condition. She is now 16 years old, and with her spine aligned by rods and screws, she decided to transform her experience into a positive by sharing her incredible journey. Click here to view her MCH Foundation Patient of the Month video.
There are more than 175 Wine, Women & Shoes events around the county, but Miami has the highest revenue chapter of all. This fashion-driven event is geared towards women, and benefits the children and families at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
Other sponsors included Oscar Carvallo, Molly Snyder, Chopard, JW Marriot Marquis Miami, Chowdhury Family Foundation & Ravneet Chowdhury, Esq, Karla Conceptual Event Experiences, Break Thru Beverage, Nobili Milano, HSN, Dadeland Mall and iHeart Media.